We work with Dermatologists

Sedation in dermatology can be very helpful in cases where the procedure would be painful, the surgeon would need to work on a large surface area, the procedure is long or where the patient would need multiple procedures performed simultaneously.

Sedation is a great option in these instances as it is cheaper than a general anaesthesia, and would save the dermatologist time by preventing them from needing to go to hospital and transport equipment, such as lasers. The practitioner is able to perform the treatment quickly and recover is also faster.

Other key benefits include:

  • Titrate desired level of sedation
  • Depressed consciousness or less aware
  • Relief of anxiety
  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Analgesia
  • Reduce noise awareness
  • Blunts sensation of position change and movement
  • Local anaesthesia is tolerated better

There are certain procedures where sedation is beneficial. These include:

  • Removing of molluscum
  • Photdynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Electric cauterization
  • TCA peels (Trichloroacetic Acid) - A TCA peel is most commonly used for:
    • reduce brown spots and age spots
    • improve the texture of leathery, sun damaged skin and impart more glow
    • improve melasma
    • treat some types of acne
    • reduce fine lines
  • Excision of skin lesions
  • Botox
  • Laser Therapy
  • IPL (intense pulse light) Used for:
    • Photofacials
    • Port-wine stains
    • Haemangiomas
    • Brown spots
    • Scars
    • Blood vessels
    • Rosacea
    • Acne